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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Lotus Publishing (30 April 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1905367015
  • ISBN-13: 978-1905367016
  • Product Dimensions: 21.2 x 1.3 x 27.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 421,818 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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An excellent book for the bodyworker. There is much to excite and inform all students of the body and movement. -- Postive Health Magazine, July 2006

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Chris Jarmey, M.C.S.P., D.S., M.R.S.S., qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1979. He is the author of several best-selling books, including The Concise Book of Muscles, and The Atlas of Musculo-skeletal Anatomy also published by Lotus Publishing and North Atlantic Books. Chris teaches body mechanics, bodywork therapy, and anatomy extensively throughout Europe. Thomas W. Myers (L.M.T., N.C.T.M.B., A.R.P.,) is a licensed massage therapist and certified advanced Rolf practitioner. He has been a member of the Rolf Institute since 1976 and the Guild for Structural Integration since 1994. Currently working as a private practitioner and teacher, Myers gives frequent workshops throughout the USA and in Europe. He has published several series of articles in both Massage Magazine and the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies.

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32 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Kathryn on 24 May 2006
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I came across this book (and purchased it) on a Bodywork course a couple of weeks ago. Being already in the possession of a previous title in the same series, by the same author (i.e. The Concise Book of Muscles), I was expecting great clarity and quality. I was not disappointed. Whereas the Concise Book of Muscles tells you pretty much everything you want to know about muscles and how to apply that information, the Concise Book of the Moving Body fills in all the other stuff about the mechanics of movement, bones and joints. In addition, there is an intersting chapter at the back by Tom Myers about the concept of myofascial lines or 'meridians', which he explains as 'trains' of muscle through the body made up of individual muscles analogous to the carriages that make up a train. In other words, it is the observation that muscles work together in linear groups throughout the body; a hypothesis that goes beyond the framework of agonist/ antagonist / synergist (which is, by the way, very well expalined by Chris Jarmey earlier in the book).

Detail on muscles is in this book also, but presented as groups within layers, such as superficial layers and deep layers. The muscle pics are on the right of the page spread and a very useful table giving origin, insertion, action and nerve supply for each muscle in the group, is given on the left of the page spread. Like the Concise Book of Muscles, the pics in this book are ultra clear.

So, get this book and the other one on muscles, and you have it all!
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Maria on 5 July 2006
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This book is exceptionally clear in both text and illustration. It is not cluttered by unnecessary information, yet contains everything you need to know in practice. I also have the Concise Book of Muscles by the same author, so together they make ideal partners. The additional chapter by Tom Myers at the end, on the extensive interconnection of muscles throughout the body, is also an interesting observation and therefore food for thought.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Page 57 on 21 Jun. 2011
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This is one of the course books I need for my ITEC massage course and, while pretty technical, seems very easy to read and follow. The proof, of course, will be if I've absorbed enough to pass my exam!
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By Natalie Wood on 25 April 2013
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Easy to understand, excellent illustrations and diagrams to use with clients for a visual aid within my sports massage business
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
Anatomy for the masses with an intriguing closing chapter 26 Jun. 2006
By Philip A. Earnhardt - Published on Amazon.com
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Jarmey's book investigates classiscal human musculoskeletal anatomy from a functional perspective: how do our bones, ligaments, tendons, and muscles work when we're standing still and moving? Jarmey's final chapter addresses our fascia -- the bags that wrap our muscles. Concepts such as passive and active insufficiency -- limitations to fully functional movement which are in few anatomy texts -- are discussed here. Such discussions take this book beyond a well-written and well-illustrated text -- they make it highly pertinent and practical.

The final chapter was written by Thomas Myers. Those 20 or so pages present a highly condensed version of his groundbreaking text, "Anatomy Trains." Myers discusses tensegrity and the application of this alternate means of creating structure to our musculoskeletal systems. The final two pages very briefly discuss practical applicaions and larger considerations of this whole-systems approach to understanding our bodies. Heady stuff!

It is very interesting to have these two complementary-but-distinct discussions in one book. Jarmey discusses a "levers and hinges" interpretaion; Myers presents an alternate model. Readers have the benefit of seeing both.

This is a great book for civilians -- non-medical professionals -- to learn human anatomy. It will also give those people a brief taste of the world of tensegrity pioneers Myers/Levin/Flemons/Ingber. As far as I can tell, this is one of the most fascinating and underappreciated areas in all of science; Myers presents links to investigate that world. If you find Mr. Myers's words here interesting, I strongly recommend checking out his "Anatomy Trains."

Enjoy!

--phil
Great Seller 26 Jun. 2014
By Devereaux92 - Published on Amazon.com
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Got this for my boyfriend for his class in college. It was exactly what he needed. Thank you very much.
I love this book 5 Jun. 2014
By Holiday - Published on Amazon.com
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I find the human body fascinating. This book is completely detailed, along with pictures to help. I can't put it down
Good book 26 Mar. 2014
By Crista M Baker - Published on Amazon.com
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It's a very nice long and in-depth book. I used it when receiving my yoga teacher training. I don't think I would've gotten the book had it not been a requirement. But having read it I found it very informative.
1 of 7 people found the following review helpful
thank you 10 April 2007
By Ekaterina Tulchinsky - Published on Amazon.com
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The book is in wonderful condition and arrived very fast. i love it, it has been very helpful as a supplement for my functional anatomy course, the pictures are great, especially the muscles.

thanks!
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